Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a QA Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 718 721 654
Rank change year-on-year +3 -67 +5
Contract jobs requiring a QA Analyst 133 145 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 95 149
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £231 £213 £215
90th Percentile £543 £500 £478
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
England median hourly rate - £22.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -23.33% +5.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

QA Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured QA Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA Analyst in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA Analyst in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA Analyst in England

QA Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 80 £425 +6.25% 20
South East -1 19 £310 -9.82% 11
Midlands +23 13 £215 -14.00% 1
West Midlands +31 10 £215 -38.57%
North of England +60 8 £438 +36.72% 8
South West +11 8 £314 +25.50% 3
North West +6 7 £381 +103.33% 3
East of England -13 5 £341 -2.57% 2
East Midlands -9 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +22 1 £468 +33.57% 5
QA Analyst
UK

QA Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, QA Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring QA Analyst in the job title.

1 133 (100.00%) QA
2 83 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (62.41%) Test Automation
3 47 (35.34%) Selenium
4 40 (30.08%) SQL
5 37 (27.82%) JIRA
6 36 (27.07%) Finance
7 33 (24.81%) Java
8 31 (23.31%) Cucumber
8 31 (23.31%) BDD
9 25 (18.80%) TDD
10 23 (17.29%) Scrum
11 22 (16.54%) Banking
11 22 (16.54%) Jenkins
12 19 (14.29%) Waterfall
12 19 (14.29%) Test Scripting
13 18 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (13.53%) Performance Testing
13 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (12.78%) C#
14 17 (12.78%) .NET
15 16 (12.03%) Software Testing
15 16 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
15 16 (12.03%) Functional Testing
16 15 (11.28%) SDLC
16 15 (11.28%) SoapUI
16 15 (11.28%) SOAP
17 14 (10.53%) Regression Testing
17 14 (10.53%) Derivative
17 14 (10.53%) Scenario Testing

QA Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (6.77%) Confluence
2 3 (2.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.50%) CMS
3 2 (1.50%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.75%) JBoss
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Markit EDM
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.50%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.75%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.02%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.26%) BrowserStack
3 2 (1.50%) BlazeMeter
3 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.50%) SaaS
4 1 (0.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.75%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.26%) HTTP
2 2 (1.50%) LTE
3 1 (0.75%) SSL
3 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.50%) Big Data
3 2 (1.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.75%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (35.34%) Selenium
2 37 (27.82%) JIRA
3 31 (23.31%) Cucumber
4 22 (16.54%) Jenkins
5 15 (11.28%) SoapUI
6 13 (9.77%) Git (software)
7 12 (9.02%) SpecFlow
8 11 (8.27%) JMeter
9 9 (6.77%) WebDriver
10 8 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
12 5 (3.76%) JUnit
12 5 (3.76%) The Grinder
12 5 (3.76%) Zephyr
13 4 (3.01%) Appium
13 4 (3.01%) Gatling
13 4 (3.01%) RSpec
13 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio
14 3 (2.26%) Artifactory
14 3 (2.26%) MSTest
General
1 36 (27.07%) Finance
2 22 (16.54%) Banking
3 12 (9.02%) Investment Banking
4 9 (6.77%) Retail
5 7 (5.26%) Games
6 6 (4.51%) Front Office
7 4 (3.01%) Marketing
7 4 (3.01%) Publishing
8 3 (2.26%) Back Office
8 3 (2.26%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.50%) Billing
10 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.75%) Legal
10 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.75%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.78%) .NET
2 15 (11.28%) SOAP
3 13 (9.77%) Gherkin
4 11 (8.27%) HTML
5 7 (5.26%) Web Services
6 5 (3.76%) REST
7 4 (3.01%) JSON
7 4 (3.01%) React
8 3 (2.26%) RESTful
8 3 (2.26%) XML
9 2 (1.50%) Ajax
9 2 (1.50%) Middleware
9 2 (1.50%) WebdriverIO
10 1 (0.75%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.75%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
10 1 (0.75%) HTML5
10 1 (0.75%) Kafka
10 1 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.53%) Derivative
3 12 (9.02%) Equities
4 11 (8.27%) Mobile App
4 11 (8.27%) OTC Derivatives
5 7 (5.26%) Fixed Income
6 6 (4.51%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (2.26%) User Experience
9 2 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.50%) Wiki
10 1 (0.75%) Equity Derivative
10 1 (0.75%) Fintech
10 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.75%) Online Games
10 1 (0.75%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.75%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.75%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.77%) Linux
2 9 (6.77%) Windows
3 3 (2.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.50%) Android
4 2 (1.50%) Unix
5 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (62.41%) Agile Software Development
1 83 (62.41%) Test Automation
2 31 (23.31%) BDD
3 25 (18.80%) TDD
4 23 (17.29%) Scrum
5 19 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 19 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 18 (13.53%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (13.53%) Performance Testing
7 16 (12.03%) Functional Testing
7 16 (12.03%) Software Testing
7 16 (12.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (11.28%) SDLC
9 14 (10.53%) Acceptance Criteria
9 14 (10.53%) Regression Testing
9 14 (10.53%) Scenario Testing
9 14 (10.53%) Test Strategy
10 13 (9.77%) QA Automation
11 12 (9.02%) API Testing
11 12 (9.02%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (30.08%) SQL
2 33 (24.81%) Java
3 17 (12.78%) C#
4 11 (8.27%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.26%) Ruby
6 6 (4.51%) Python
6 6 (4.51%) Scala
7 3 (2.26%) Perl
7 3 (2.26%) VB
8 2 (1.50%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) Groovy
9 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) ISEB
1 12 (9.02%) ISTQB
2 9 (6.77%) Degree
3 7 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (4.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (4.51%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.26%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (1.50%) CSQA
6 2 (1.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (100.00%) QA
2 10 (7.52%) MiFID
3 7 (5.26%) WCAG
4 6 (4.51%) EMIR
5 5 (3.76%) Data Quality
5 5 (3.76%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.75%) AIFMD
System Software
1 2 (1.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.50%) Netcool
2 2 (1.50%) Puppet
3 1 (0.75%) Ansible
3 1 (0.75%) Kibana
3 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.75%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (7.52%) Google
1 10 (7.52%) Murex
2 9 (6.77%) HP
2 9 (6.77%) Oracle
3 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.26%) SAP
4 3 (2.26%) ServiceNow
5 2 (1.50%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.50%) Remedy
5 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.50%) Talend
6 1 (0.75%) Apple
6 1 (0.75%) Ariba
6 1 (0.75%) Fidessa
6 1 (0.75%) Greenplum
6 1 (0.75%) ION Trading
6 1 (0.75%) Northgate
6 1 (0.75%) Serena
6 1 (0.75%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.75%) Sybase